In December, the consumer confidence and the economic sentiment indicators recovered in the Euro Area (EA). In the same month, the raw materials and oil prices presented monthly change rates of -1.1% and -15.3%, respectively (-3.2% and -4.3% in November). In Portugal, the economic climate indicator, available for December, diminished in the last three months. The economic activity indicator increased in November, after declining slightly in the two previous months. In November, the Short-Term Statistics revealed an activity decrease in industry, construction and public works and in some sectors of services, more intense than in the two previous months in the latter two cases.